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Oklahoma Governor Plans to Set Medical Marijuana Ballot Date

December 4, 2017
(Sue Ogrocki/AP)
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Gov. Mary Fallin says she plans to set an election date for a medical marijuana ballot measure after the start of the new year.

Supporters of an initiative petition to ask voters to legalize medical marijuana gathered enough signatures last year to schedule a statewide referendum on the measure, known as State Question 788.

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If approved by voters, the measure would permit doctors to recommend a patient, who is at least 25 years old, for a state-issued medical marijuana license. Patients would be allowed to legally possess up to 3 ounces of the drug, six mature plants and six seedlings.

Fallin says she will decide after the first of 2018 whether voters will be asked to decide the issue during the primary election in June or the November general election.

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  • Rob Woodside

    The Reefer Madness Crew is into delay, delay as they can’t stop the inevitable. So this won’t happen until November.

  • Patrick Billera

    Think they should go for the full enchilada so to speak. Legalize it for recreational & medical purposes for all adults 21+. The benefits outweigh any possible negative effects. Police don’t waste their time on arrests; no one goes to prison or fined for possession; the state & local tax benefits of legalization; & most important, there are positive medical uses of marijuana and its components. Ideally, it should be legalized federally and removes from the DEA drug list. But the fact that NORML had started this fight decades ago and it’s still happening gives you an idea of the struggle. But I do believe we’re on the way to full legalization in the USA.